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Winemaker Dinner: An evening with Franciacorta Producer Riccardo Ricci Curbastro of Lombardy, Italy


Join us for an intimate 5-course dinner hosted by famed Italian winemaker, Riccardo Ricci Curbastro. One of the top producers of Franciacorta in Lombardy, Italy, it is a unique opportunity to have Riccardo in St. Louis for this special dinner!

Known for producing Italy's version of champagne, Ricci Curbastro is a family run winery that has been producing still and sparkling wines since the 13th century from its estates in Lugo di Romagna (Ravenna), in Rontana di Brisighella (Ravenna), and the homonymous farm estate of Capriolo in Franciacorta (Brescia). 32 hectares of estate surface area are planted with vineyards according to the strict guidelines of modern viticulture and of the Consorzio Vini Franciacorta (Franciacorta Wine Consortium), of which the estate is a member from its foundation.

More About Riccardo Ricci Curbastro: 

In addition to leading the wine making efforts of his centuries old family winery, Riccardo has been knighted in both France (Bordeaux) and Italy, while serving as the President of the Federoc, which is the governing body of wine in Italy.

From 1993 to 1999, he was Chairman of the Consortium of Franciacorta DOC wines and is still a member of the Council of the same Consortium.

An avid ornithologist and wildlife photographer, he has used his passion to collaborate in field research for the WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) in Italy. 

The evening will include: 

Welcome Reception
Join Riccardo for a glass of Franciacorta Extra Brut while enjoying an assortment of seasonal vegetables, charcuterie, and freshly baked breads. (*warning, he's a charmer, come prepared to chat him up if you like!)

Seated Courses

Beets and Strawberries
marinated baby beets, raw and pickled strawberries, pistachios, greens
Paired with: Franciacorta Rosé Brut

Soft Scrambled Farm Egg
Pistou of summer squash, zucchini, green garlic
Paired with: Franciacorta Satèn Brut

Berkshire Pork
Sautéed kale, bacon, pickled ramps, Missouri fried rice
Paired with: Curtefranca Rossa

Whipped farmer's cheese, herbs and flowers from the garden, spring fruits, citrus cake
Paired with: Franciacorta Demi Sec


The Details

When: Thursday June 7th, 6:30 pm

Where: Grill table in our covered outdoor dining room (be sure to dress for warmer weather!)

Seating: 14 seats available at large communal table

Cost: Tickets for the evening are $125 per person (not inclusive of gratuity)

Purchase: Click here to buy your tickets

Wines will be available for retail purchase at the end of the evening!